Asta joins the Construction Open Software Alliance

|| Construction Open Software Alliance welcomes Asta Development. || Asta Development is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA), an organization dedicated to empowering better sharing of information between all project participants in the construction industry regardless of the systems they use. As technology plays […]

Construction Technology: Making the Case for Integration

|| This article was written by James Benham, President of JBKnowledge, Makers of SmartBidNet, publish in Construction Business Owner on January 1, 2014. || Of the 700 construction professionals who participated in JBKnowledge’s 2013 Construction Technology Integration (CTI) Survey, 82.8 percent said that the integration of their software products is important to overall efficiency. So why is […]

How To Become a Member of COSA

|| Are you interested in joining the Construction Open Software Alliance? || To Apply 1. Start by contacting us and expressing your interest and how you heard about us. 2. A COSA representative will contact you for further discussion. 3. At the next monthly meeting, current COSA members will vote on new applicants. A majority […]

The Evolution of Software Interoperability in Construction

|| This article was published in Constructech Magazine on June 18, 2013. || The talk of software interoperability continues to pick up in the construction industry. From agcXML to COSA (Construction Open Software Alliance), the industry continues to rally around the idea of sharing information between the various technology systems available for the construction market. […]

Collaboration and Support Surround agcXML

|| AGC TechBrief published this article on May 17, 2013 || The Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA) is collaborating on the promotion of standards data exchange within the construction industry. COSA (constructionosa.org)supports the agcXML initiative and will submit schemas that will help agcXML develop for review and ratification by AGC. In addition it will provide […]

Interoperability Intrigue: COSA & agcXML

|| Mike Carrozzo published this article in the May/June 2013 Constructech Magazine Issue || Although you’ll never him to admit as much, James Benham stirred the pot in construction. When the founder and president of JB Knowledge, www.jbknowledge.com, Bryan, Texas took the stage at the AGC IT Conference last fall, his announcement to the construction industry was […]

COSA Featured in Constructech Magazine

|| The article was published in Constructech Magazine on February 19, 2013. || Many construction companies use disparate technology for different pieces of the business. Flowing data from one system to the next can improve processes significantly, reducing the amount of manual input required in the office. As such, more technology providers are coming together […]

COSA Featured in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

|| A recent article (quoted below) written by Jeffrey Yoders in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure discusses COSA member SmartBidNet and the other construction industry tech providers involved in our open application standards initiative. || Click here to read the full article Benham announced the formation of the COSA at the AGC IT Conference in Chicago last summer […]

Sage Accepted as Member of COSA

|| IRVINE, Calif. (October 5, 2012) – Sage North America today announced that it has been accepted as a member of the Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA), a new organization dedicated to empowering better sharing of information between all project participants in the construction industry regardless of the systems they use. || The need for a […]